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10 new instructional films available on Medicines for Children

3 January 2017

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Medicines for Children has worked with nurses from the children’s charity WellChild and Edge Hill University to produce 10 new instructional films to help parents/carers with giving medicines to their children.

The 10 films cover a variety of common ways to give different types of medicines, as listed below:

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Drawing Competition Launched for Medicines for Children 10 Year Anniversary

13 September 2016

Medicines for Children is celebrating 10 years! To mark this special anniversary, we are calling for children and young people aged 18 or under from across the country to get creative as we launch an exciting drawing competition.

We are asking for them to create their own bright and beautiful ‘get well soon’ or ‘sorry you are poorly’ card that includes the things that make them feel better when they are unwell.

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Healthcare professionals needed by Medicines for Children to help review information leaflets

11 November 2015

Medicines for Children is currently recruiting paediatricians (trainees and consultants), pharmacists (pre-registration and senior), prescribing nurses and other healthcare professionals to review some of our existing medication information leaflets.

Our medicines leaflets need to be regularly checked for accuracy, to ensure they are up to date and reflect the latest evidence.

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Calling all parents and carers - let us know your thoughts

4 September 2014

If you are a parent or carer of a child, and have used the Medicines for Children website, please let us know your thoughts. 

Please go to our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/medicines-for-children-feedback

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Calling all parents and carers

20 June 2013

We are always looking for parents and carers based in the UK to help us review our leaflets and the website. We need your help to make sure that our information is helpful and easy to understand. You don’t need any experience. It won’t take up too much of your time, and you can volunteer from home.

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Calling all dads

8 November 2012

This week is Ask Your Pharmacist Week where men – including dads – are being encouraged to take a more active interest in medicines and wellbeing.

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Medicines for Children used by NHS 24 in Scotland

16 May 2012

The Medicines for Children website has passed the quality assurance process by NHS 24. This telephone service and website provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland.